Vertis Therapy Can Help You Meet The Goals Of Your Accountable Care Organization

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Vertis Therapy Can Help You Meet The Goals Of Your Accountable Care Organization

Ella Clayton

Accountable Care Organizations, or ACOs, are groups of doctors, hospitals, or other healthcare providers who join together to give well-coordinated, and the highest quality of care for their Medicare patients. Through providing well-coordinated care, ACOs are able to provide patients with care at the right time while avoiding unneeded services. When ACOs are successful they will share in the savings it achieves for the Medicare program.

Medicare offers several ACO programs, like: Medicare Shared Savings Program, ACO Investment model, Advance Payment ACO Model, Comprehensive ESRD Care initiative, Next Generation ACO Model, Pioneer ACO Model, and Vermont All-Payer ACO Model.  All these programs help ACOs achieve their goals of connecting Medicare patients with the healthcare providers they need in a well-coordinated manner.

An excellent example of one of these programs is the Medicare Shared Savings Program. The Medicare Shared Savings Program’s goal is to achieve better health for individuals, better population health, and lowering growth in expenditures. In this program ACOs coordinate care for beneficiaries, measure and improve quality, and publicly report performance results. They also prepare for the next performance year by ensuring contact information is current in CMS systems, maintaining ACO Participant List and Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Affiliate List, and completing the Annual Certification process. ACOs in this program receive financial and quality performance results.

Vertis Therapy is proud to partner with many of our customers in providing quality care with cost efficiency utilizing clinical pathways with proven outcomes to meet the goals of the ACO.   Talk to us about how our unique model of care and our clinical pathways can help you meet the goals of your ACO partnership!